There is NO other not-for-profit Social Search Network but for Anoox [1
], in particular one with the Millions of users and visitors that we have.
And there is a very good reason for this: because it takes Tons of Capital to develop an integrated Search Engine & Social Network, and no VC Wall Street investor
would want to make such investment of Capital and then see it operate as a not-for-profit for the benefit of People & Small Businesses on Main Street rather than operate on for Profit basis for the
benefit of VC & Wall Street investors on Wall Street. And that is why it took us 10 Years
and Tons of sweat equity Capital by volunteers from around the World to develop this network and that
is why there is NO other not for profit Search engine & Social network but for Anoox
Analogy: we are striving to do for Search engine & Social Network, what Linux™ did for OS and what MySQL™ did for Database, which is to pass Billions in SAVINGS to Small Businesses World Wide. But of course a Search engine & Social Network is not just Software to make it Open Source and that will be it in delivering great VALUE & SAVINGS to Small Businesses World Wide. But these are Services where the value is in the Size of the network and running this massive network in a flawless way under the load of Millions of concurrent users, daily attacks by hackers and all the others challenges that comes with running such a massive LIVE network, for the benefit of the Public with the goal of People over Profits ("POP").
For details of this reason, look at the valuation of our Wall Street peers such as Google, Facebook, & Twitter, etc.
You will see that their valuations are in 10s and 100s of Billions of Dollars. And correspondingly these Wall Street based Search engines and Social Media companies have
received 100s of Millions and Billions of Dollars of funding from VCs and Wall Street. This means of course for them to justify their Multi-Billion valuations and satisfy their VC and Wall Street
investors, they need to strive to generate maximum Profits which means maximum cost of Advertising. All of which facts of course means that:
- It takes Tons of Money, Billions of Dollars, to develop and offer a Search engine or Social Network.
- VCs and Wall Street are not going to invest such funds in a Company if it is going to operate on not-for-profit basis, which means never go Public on Wall Street.
The above facts are why NO other not-for-profit Social Search Network but for Anoox exists.
It took 10 years of development to make Anoox possible
It took us almost 10 Years to develop Anoox to its current level where it is operating smoothly and feature rich. And for many years the survival of this network was in doubt. But we pulled through with the support of
our dedicated staff and generous donations of countless devoted members. So indeed to develop and operate a not-for-profit Social Search Network, which means without VC Wall Street funding, is a Herculean
task, and that is why there are NO other not-for-profit Social Search Network like Anoox and very likely there will NOT be any. Although we would LOVE to see other not-for-profit Social Search Network like Anoox,
because the more C
s, the better.
Want to Support US? This network dedicated to Information Democracy & Public Service. Dedicated to putting YOU on Main Street ahead of Wall Street.
Anoox means passing Billions in SAVINGS to Main Street rather making Billions for Wall Street
Quite simply, by operating Anoox as a not-for-profit, what we are doing in effect is to pass the
Billions of Dollars or Euros of value that this Social Search network could garner on Wall Street, to People & Small Businesses on Main Street. Needless to say Wall Street does not like us because
of this fact, because once YOU get to know how much Value this network can pass to YOU on Main Street, YOU will LOVE US.
Anoox is to Search engine & Social Media what Linux is to Operating System
Another question we are often asked, is: "Is it even possible to develop a Search Engine & Social Network without the Billions of Dollars of funding and capital that the Big Wall Street firms have?
The answer to which is Yes, just look at Linux, or MySQL, etc. development efforts that were carried on by extremely thinly funded organizations, compared to their Wall Street peers of Microsoft & Oracle,
yet these tiny organizations produced products that have revolutionized the World as we know it. After all can you imagine the Internet without Linux & MySQL? Similarly, even though Anoox is an extremely tiny
organization compared to Wall Street Mega Goliath's such as Google, Facebook, etc., we have produced unmatched Value for People & Small Businesses (aka the Internet). But how
much more value we can produce for the benefit of the Public, entirely depends on more and more People getting involved with us, by realizing that just as Linux
made the World a much better place by being operated on not-for-profit not-Wall Street basis, Anoox can make the World a much better place by being a not-for-profit not-Wall Street based Search Engine & Social Network.
Note: as per our ultimate goal of fostering Information Democracy & Lowest cost Advertising, Anoox Social Search Network source code is available for any organization that wants to
provide a localized version of Anoox in their local country. If your organization has the necessary Server & Technology resources, please contact us to become an Anoox operator in your Country.
] As of Jan/01/2016, which is the last time we checked, there was NO not-for-profit Social Search Network in operation beside Anoox.